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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Poor let down by lack of access to legal services

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by DENNIS KWOK

    ... Dennis Kwok Dennis Kwok says an independent legal aid authority is long overdue Poor being let down by lack of access to court services Justice cannot be upheld if citizens do not have ... the right to legal advice and access to courts. Legal aid is a service that the modern state owes to its citizens who cannot afford private legal services. After all, the state is responsible ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1056454/poor-let-down-lack-access-legal-services
  2. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Possible changes to Vietnamese law on legal services criticised

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Hanoi

    ... Associated Press in Hanoi Hanoi blast on changing lawyer law International lawyers and business leaders are warning Vietnam's government that proposed changes to its law on legal services would restrict foreign firms and spook investors at a time of faltering economic growth. The proposed changes are under consideration this month in the lawmaking National Assembly. A dozen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1084284/possible-changes-vietnamese-law-legal-services-criticised
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong has a key role in international legal services

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 12:00am by RIMSKY YUEN

    ... Rimsky Yuen Rimsky Yuen says Hong Kong's development as a hub for international legal services helps promote the rule of law while also keeping the city open to the rest of the world International order Today, December 13, 2012, is an important date in Hong Kong's development as an international legal services centre. It is the date set for the opening ceremony of the Asia ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1103768/hong-kong-has-key-role-international-legal-services
  4. News - Hong Kong - JUDICIARY

    Joining the judiciary on the mainland

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com How mainland judges find a seat on the bench Becoming a judge in Hong Kong and on the mainland are two very different things. Over the border, law graduates take two separate training paths to be judges or lawyers. Any Chinese citizen who is over 23, has a postgraduate degree in law, has passed the civil service and judicial exams and, by unwritten ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1116077/joining-judiciary-mainland
  5. News - Hong Kong - LEGAL SERVICES

    Two-year pilot scheme offering free legal advice to help needy

    Posted Dec 30th 2012, 12:00am by Lana Lam

    ... the scheme will provide advice about court proceedings to people who are unable to afford private legal services. Home Affairs Secretary Tsang Tak-sing said the bureau would recruit as many volunteer ... were often unaware of the available options. The award recipients provided pro bono legal services from July 1 last year to June 30 this year. The government currently funds the Duty Lawyer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1115462/two-year-pilot-scheme-offering-free-legal-advice-help-needy
  6. News - Hong Kong - LEGAL

    Former CSD officers jailed for faking drug tests

    Posted Oct 05th 2012, 03:30pm by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung Two ex-correctional services officers were sentenced to three months in jail on Friday, for falsifying urine samples taken from released drug offenders. Tang Kwai-man ... breached the public trust in law enforcers and brought the Correctional Services Department into disrepute. “There is not the slightest suggestion that the improper practices engaged in were in any ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1054561/former-csd-officers-jailed-faking-drug-tests
  7. News - China - LAW

    The Hague's law office in Hong Kong a 'gift' from China

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com Hague legal office a 'gift' from China The opening of a prestigious international legal body's overseas branch in Hong Kong today can ... (HCCH) chose to open an office in Hong Kong. The HCCH is the world's foremost organisation for cross-border co-operation in civil and commercial legal matters. China is a member ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1103954/hagues-law-office-hong-kong-gift-china
  8. News - Hong Kong - LEGCO

    Move to change Legco legal panel's meeting times criticised

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... Joshua But joshua.but@scmp.com Meeting time change criticised A suggestion to shift meetings of the Legislative Council's justice and legal services panel to Friday mornings has drawn strong criticism from the Bar Association and Law Society, with the former saying the change would "effectively shut out" lawyers since they would be in court. The proposal was aired ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1068286/move-change-legco-legal-panels-meeting-times-criticised
  9. Junior lawyers advised to head for high streets

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and Tsuen Wan to provide legal services locally. Those services might include drafting probates, handling issues arising from building management, drafting simple commercial contracts and doing ... is providing legal services to household clients. In Hong Kong, a lawyer can set up a law firm after working as a trainee for two years and practising for another two years. 'A lot of young ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1008073/junior-lawyers-advised-head-high-streets
  10. News - Hong Kong

    Pan-democrats lose out in battle for Legco panel power

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... of justice and legal services. The outcome was a blow for the pan-democratic camp, whose four chairmanships fell short of the seven it occupied in the last four-year term. The refusal ... the constitutional affairs, legal services and transport panels, and the public works sub-committee. Since last month, the pan-democrats had sought to reach a consensus with their rivals, including splitting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1062743/pan-democrats-lose-out-battle-legco-panel-power

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